170 Responses to “Heads up: Jay Carney’s Press Briefing”

  1. 5 Martha
    May 31, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I don’t post often, but I am so happy to be first. I would like
    Rain picture

  2. 9 Martha
    May 31, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Thanks desertflower

  3. 10 itgurl_29
    May 31, 2012 at 11:19 am


  4. 11 LOL
    May 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Hey…there might be video on cnn and/or cbs live stream of the Bush’s arrival.

  5. 14 itgurl_29
    May 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Geez, you all are fast!

  6. 15 Pamela
    May 31, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Dear VC, I tried, I tried and tried, it was not meant to be! 😆 now I’m off to work, work, work! Finish the day with my coronation! 😆

  7. 16 desertflower
    May 31, 2012 at 11:23 am

    This will made you LYAO on a Thursday….or is it Wednesday? I’m on vacation:)


    • 17 xtine
      May 31, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Ha! Favorite line:

      “The cynic in me sees this story as a “balancing” antidote to the huge blunder yesterday on Fox And Friends, when the three otherwise unemployables ran what amounted to an attack ad on behalf of the Republican party that was so clumsy and obvuous that even some conservative commenters hid their faces in shame.”

  8. 18 Pamela
    May 31, 2012 at 11:25 am

    One last note: I saw that regular gas was up to $4.45 here in Seattle. Kind of discouraging as I saw prices like $3.67 over in DC. Wonder what that is all about? It was $4.29 when I left for my short vacation. Anyway, bye, everyone, hugs all around! Thank you, Chips, as always, you are the best of the best!

    • May 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

      The Refineries are not very close to California and their taxes are different!

    • 20 0388jojothecat
      May 31, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Pamela, welcome home, the price keeps rising on the west coast and I hear it’s because so many refinery fires and shut downs. I am wondering if this is another Enron, screw the west coasters again right before an election.

    • 21 anniebella
      May 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

      Here in North Carolina gas prices have been going down. Let’s hope it continues.

    • 22 majiir
      May 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Another important factor that influences gas prices in certain regions is the formulas they have to use. I read recently that the refineries are switching from winter to summer formulas and this affects the price of gas. Until I read the article, I didn’t know that gas here in GA wasn’t the same as that on the West Coast. Regular unleaded gas is currently selling for $3.15/gallon here, and premium is about .15-.20 more at most places.

    • May 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Romney staff and supporters have crashed the event and are causing a ruckus.

    • 25 desertflower
      May 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

      This is amazing! The friends of Mittens are all chanting USA, and trying to interrupt the news conference. They don’t WANT to hear facts nor get information . RUDE.

      • 26 Linda
        May 31, 2012 at 11:43 am

        What a bunch of rude jerks…..

        • 27 desertflower
          May 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

          I see that the young, white collar worker that is screaming and blowing bubbles is using up his lunch time to make noise. If they want MItt…they should vote for him. They should let others vote for their choice, not try to disenfranchise them.

          • 28 anniebella
            May 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

            That behavior of those Romney supporters was just plain stupid, for anyone to thing acting that way benefits their candidate shows what kind of people Romney supporters are. Now these idiots knows that the same can be done to there people. Maybe there will have to be policemen there the next time. But Axelrod would have been glad to have a discussion with those Romney idiots, but I bet Romney would never have a discussion with supporters of President Obama.

            • 29 jackiegrumbacher
              May 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm

              How utterly childish. How do they suppose this helps them in any way except to make Robney’s whole campaign look foolish. They just don’t know who they’re dealing with.

            • 30 majiir
              May 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm

              I think most Americans don’t like seeing a candidate’s supporters acting out in stupid ways. McCain’s supporters did the same thing in 2008, and we know it turned off a majority of the voters.

      • May 31, 2012 at 11:43 am

        That is expected! It’s what they do. Any amount if scrutiny to Robney is a no no! And the Press sits back and does nothing, but conform to whatever Willard wants!

      • 32 sherijr
        May 31, 2012 at 11:48 am

        I’m actually shocked by this.. if they don’t want to hear the facts about Romney they should just move on and let these folks have their rally. Romney can answer to these charges himself.. if he’s such a ‘leader’.

  9. 33 desertflower
    May 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Will anything ever come of this? I doubt it. Once again, it affirms my thoughts that churches, religious organizations of any kind, should NOT be tax exempt.


  10. May 31, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Honeywell CEO says Corporate tax rate should be Zero! Zero?
    Hence, the reason Government programs get vilified! The Big Wigs want No taxes which pay for services.
    It would be nice if OWS was on our side, instead, they are to busy shutting down Ports, which is counter productive.

    • 35 0388jojothecat
      May 31, 2012 at 11:48 am

      Fine, then states should have the right to charge big bucks for using roads, schools, librarys, courts, water, gas, lights, etc., and no state income. The Federal Gov’t should tax their lobbying activities and deduct huge fees on their government contracts.

    • 36 Anna Twiselton
      May 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Honeywell CEO, just the mention of Honeywell makes me angry. Honeywell wanting zero tax rate. Honeywell who in the goal of making money commited ‘industrial homicide’ resulting in the death of my brother and his 10 year old son, years ago, but to this day I detest those money hungry vultures.

  11. 37 Debz
    May 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

    You all move on too fast. Any one see Tweety yesterday when PJ Crowley and the retired general eviscerated Willard on foreign policy? It was a thing of beauty. I’m looking forward to that part of the campaign.

    • 38 cluny
      May 31, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Tweety has been magnificent lately – we should all send him some love. Tweety is for PBO and is helping to expose Willard for the big phony he is.

      • 39 Debz
        May 31, 2012 at 11:44 am

        I stopped watching him for a long time, but started watching lately. He’s been great I get the impression he hates Romney.

      • 40 0388jojothecat
        May 31, 2012 at 11:49 am

        Give him time, Robme will do something to send a “thrill” up his leg.

    • 41 Bill
      May 31, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Major General (Ret.) Paul Eaton was fantastic. I would love to see more of him.

    • 42 xtine
      May 31, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Yes, the Gen. was right on! Did comment on it in last night’s thread.

    • 43 majiir
      May 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      I also think Pentagon officials are pizzzed off at the republicans because the House passed an amendment to stop it from using and developing green energy sources for the military. Think Progress reported last night that the Senate Armed Services Committee approved the amendment, too. Republicans and a few democrats from energy states sell their souls to the energy companies. TP reported that so far, the energy companies have given 88% ($18 Million) to GOPers. Only the brain dead would not see a connection between the way these folks vote and the campaign funds they receive from a particular interest group. In this case it seems that money trumps good sense.

  12. May 31, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Good Day Mayor Chips and fellow TOD Villagers. Hope all is well. After a very long b-day weekend in Vienna, I am back and trying to catch up with the fast moving citizens of TODville.

  13. May 31, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Are you watching the NASA channel? Their goes the Parachutes!

    • 46 0388jojothecat
      May 31, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Yep. I stepped away from my desk to watch the splash down. SpaceX stock should be going through the roof today. I hope they do a lot of hiring in Southern California, we need it badly.

  14. 47 Ladyhawke
    May 31, 2012 at 11:35 am


    Electoral history of Mitt Romney


    This the electoral history of Mitt Romney, the 70th Governor of Massachusetts (2003–2007) and a candidate for the United States Senate in 1994 and President of the United States in 2008 and 2012.

    2012 Presidential campaign

    2008 Presidential campaign

    2003-2007 Governor of Massachusetts

    1994 U.S. Senate election



    Romney’s outsider message at odds with D.C. connections


  15. May 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Romney’s cronies are booing Axelrod’s event.

  16. 60 desertflower
    May 31, 2012 at 11:49 am

    This Mass, mayor is kicking some serious ass!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. 64 elo4obama/biden
    May 31, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I’m never seen any crap like this. I do like the strong voice and determination of this mayor. Crazy parts were static, and mic was low at times…ok now much louder. Great drown out their crap!

  18. 71 sherijr
    May 31, 2012 at 11:53 am

    oh I’m liking the Lt Gov too… standing up for my President 🙂

  19. May 31, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I see Condo-LIE-zzza in her endorsement of Willard suggests there is NO American leadership now under PBO. She said we need a leader who understands American exceptionalism and is not afraid to lead with that. Good girl, Condi. I think those who were inclined to give her the benefit of the doubt are mistaken. Once a Bushie, always a Bushie. I still cannot stand any of them. What they did to this country is unforgiveable.

    • 73 majiir
      May 31, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      There was enough leadership to get us out of Iraq, to pass HCR, and to rid the world of Osama Bin Laden! I wonder what she’s been inhaling? The only thing C. Rice and I have in common is our race. The reality that she doesn’t want to face is that the GOPers don’t hold her in any higher regard than PBO–when push comes to shove. I remember all of the water Michael Steele carried for the GOP as head of the RNC, but the minute he got into trouble with some of its high-level members about spending too much money, he began to talk about how it was harder for him as a Black American to be chairman of the RNC. When I heard that Bull Stank, it didn’t move me to have one bit of sympathy for him. I recognized that he had sold his soul to the GOP a long time ago. I feel the same way about C. Rice, Smiley, Keyes, Cornel West, Cain, Allen West, and the rest of those who have forgotten what it was like to grow up in America at a disadvantage.

    • 74 Cha
      May 31, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      What a brainwashed tool condi rice is..absolutely DISGRACED.

  20. 75 elo4obama/biden
    May 31, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Does the Romney campaign think this reflects well on them. I can’t dispute what you’re saying but I’ll blow bubbles and just say USA? Cause I’m inerrupting your event, but treating you like you’re disruppting mine. Yeh Axelrod. Great to be in MA, Obama country! You can shout down people but it’s hard to etch a sketch! Go Axe!

  21. May 31, 2012 at 11:55 am


    “It’s great to be in Massachusetts, Obama Country!”

    Axe looks GREAT. He’s lost a lot of weight.

  22. 77 desertflower
    May 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

    These Romney supporters must be the “real Americans”….they chant USA, like they think that plastering a sticker on their cars that says, “I support our troops” actually DOES ANYTHING. All the while, ignoring the real issues. What frauds.

  23. 79 elo4obama/biden
    May 31, 2012 at 11:58 am

    These may be the only voters for Mitt Romney right here. Ya know our side should start shouting USA too!

  24. 80 sherijr
    May 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Axelrod says: These might be Romney’s only MA voters right here.. lol.. well done.

  25. 81 elo4obama/biden
    May 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    “You can’t handle the truth my friend. ” If you could you’d quiet down!

  26. 82 desertflower
    May 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Asking “where are the jobs?” is that what they’re saying? When MA has 5% unemployment?

  27. 83 desertflower
    May 31, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Solandra hahahahahaha

  28. 88 elo4obama/biden
    May 31, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Where are the mics? Now there is a horn? I do not even know what they’re shouting now.

    • May 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Sounds like they bussed in the BYU campus again. That was kind of a mess, in my opinion. Looks like juvenile disruption is going to be the Willard campaign strategy.

  29. 90 Linda
    May 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    These jerks are acting like Ron Paul Supporters…..

  30. 91 Bill R.
    May 31, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I note that the NBC polls pull the same old trick of overweighting their sampling with R voters when they want to create a narrative. I pay attention to only one pollster, PPP, which has been shown to have good accuracy over time. Three weeks ago they have PBO up by 10 in Iowa, and last month up by 13 in CO and 8 in NV. That said, none of the pollsters are good at polling cell phone only voters who are now 27% of voters. And PEW says the response ratio on polling contacts is 9%. So basically 9 out of 10 voters don’t even respond to inquiry. How accurate can any polling be on that basis?

  31. 92 desertflower
    May 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    That was a good answer from Axe regarding how Mitt at Bain doesn’t translate into how to run govt.

  32. 93 Linda
    May 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    The media will now run over and interview the protesters …

  33. May 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

  34. May 31, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Humor break—-Colbert on Willard’s Amercia. Too delicious not to post:


  35. 99 LOL
    May 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Okay..this is just getting ridiculous. No one mentions that the Prez does not need Co, Nv, or Iowa. Romney does. Secondly, do you ever notice that no matter how good the polls are for President…he is big twouble? For example, the Kaiser poll translated by MSNBC’s political blog.

    On who looks out for the best interests of women, Obama leads 52-26%. Among women, it’s 59-25%. But on who’s best to deal with the deficit, Obama and Romney are essentially tied, with Obama getting the narrow edge, 40-39%, hardly a good sign for an incumbent president.

    That vulnerability is one reason the Romney campaign has been pushing the issue. Even on jobs and the economy, President Obama has a 10-point lead.

    Really? And this is supposed to be the “ibrul” equivalent fo Faux News? In each and every poll, people concerned about the federal deficit is always less than 10%, but according to Lib MSNBC the Prez is doomed.

    • May 31, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      They just want folks to freak out at the numbers (many oblige them) so that it generates controversy, which generates talk among the elecatory people, which leads to their name popping up on blogs/fb/twitter, which can be measured and counted, which can be shown to their sponsors, which justifies the ad revenues. It’s called marketing and knowing your demographic. For cable news shows, we political wonks are their demographic and they know we’re easily excitable and will post and post and tweet and ‘like’ and mention their names all day, everyday. #methodtothemadness

      • 101 LOL
        May 31, 2012 at 12:28 pm

        Oh I understand their rationale for trying to make this ascloseaspossible…but Get the eff outta here. When both indys and Dems go for the prez, why are they tied? In Iowa? In Nevada? In Colorado? You have to assume Dems + Indys> Repubs right? And on this poll, they never mentioned how many people say the federal deficit is their top concern. I’m no math wiz, but anyone with a basic understanding of math can see how those numbers wouldn’t add up to a tie. But hey, they haz money to make.

        • May 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm

          Hence my response. It’s not meant to make sense, only to generate comments and hysteria. Publicity is good, even when it’s bad. It matters not to them that the comments are less than admirable about them. It still counts to their advertisers as potential consumers exposed to their products.

  36. May 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    • 104 desertflower
      May 31, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      BAM! Mr. Bubbles kinda looked like a young Mittens:)

    • 106 Ladyhawke
      May 31, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Right. This reminds me of the GOP mob that stormed the election recount in Florida. Bullies…..

      • May 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm

        Ah, yes. The “Brooks Brothers Riot.”

      • 108 Cha
        May 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm

        That’s exactly what I was thinking when I was just reading about it up thread. There needs to be a quick solution to this.

      • 109 Cha
        May 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm

        Maybe they could have a Video of the Willard Hecklers..showing them in all their stupidity and Saying they don’t want Romney’s Record in Mass discussed?

        Now, they remind me of the mob that willard led to cut the boy’s hair.

  37. 110 ChristiMTL
    May 31, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I can’t believe I missed all this…I absolutely had to finish something for the office.

    So reading all this…..its not surprising is it that he would sent hecklers? They park their bus and go in circle around what ever place the President is.

  38. 112 LOL
    May 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Anytime you guys get upset about any of the articles on Politico, please refer to this masterpiece today in GQ. Written about the hit piece on the NYT and WashPo that Politico published today.

    An excerpt:

    Any story about the relative fairness of candidate vetting that doesn’t mention, even once, Jeremiah Wright or Bill Ayers (or even Obama’s shady real estate pal Tony Rezco–remember him? Read all about him in The Times in March 2008!) cannot and should not be taken seriously. It displays right off the bat that its authors have fully swallowed the GOP meme that Obama’s past wasn’t sufficiently examined in 2008. So insufficiently, in fact, that even before Obama was his party’s nominee he had to give a nationally televised speech disowning his former pastor. (Incidentially, The Times’s Jodi Kantor wrote a long story about Obama’s relationship with Wright in April 2007! A search of the Times’s archives for Wright yields more than 2950 results.)


  39. 113 desertflower
    May 31, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Pretty darn funny!!!

  40. 114 ChristiMTL
    May 31, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    President Obama and Mitt Romney campaigns both claim favorable messages from Deval Patrick interview

    There you have it……I’m posting this following a comment in the other thread: ”Is Deval Patrick a Democrat?”

    I guess it’s better than the Cory Booker episode…50-50….can’t expect too much from them.

    • May 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      I’m really getting tired of the ‘who do we dump on today’ mentality. Booker presented himself as a surrogate and therefore deserved criticism for going off message. I haven’t heard Patrick say anything in that capacity to discredit PBO or the campaign. The message HAS to be that there is nothing wrong with private venture capitalism. We can’t be seen as denouncing a legal and profitable enterprise. We can’t give the Repubs a talking point that Dems/PBO is against the free market. The message has to be that Mitt’s tenure at Bain does not qualify him to be President, which he uses as his selling point. We need to get into the weeds of comments and put on our strategy caps before tucking our napkins in under our chins in preparation to eat our own.

      • 116 4morefor44
        May 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm

        thank you cookemom! what you wrote is almost exactly word for word how PBO and axelrod say it too. we’d all do well to follow their leads. they orchestrated probably the most improbable election win in american history. they know what they’re doing.

      • 117 LOL
        May 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm

        Politico has it blaring that Deval went off script. I mean, imagine, you have elevator doors closing on Prez Bush as he was endorsing Romney, you have Daniels in Indy saying he would rather be shot than be considered VP slamming Romney as not visionary, you have Condi endorsing Romney AFTER he clinched the nomination—but PBO is the one with the surrogate problem. Whatevs.

        • May 31, 2012 at 1:03 pm

          It doesn’t matter to me what the media says or how they portray this race. They are doing their job, generate eyeballs to their sites. I can see beyond that and concentrate on those who are out there busting their backs to get the job done. I don’t understand bashing them just cause they didn’t convey the message they way some wanted the to. I don’t get bombarding Eric Holder about Florida, when he is aware and is on the case within the DOJ’s ability to act. Why the sudden backbiting? Are they getting to us? Getting in our heads?

          I suggest folks cool their jets and do a GOTV phone call, when the doom and gloom starts to rear its ugly head.

          • 119 LOL
            May 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm

            Get ready for a long 5 mths…the Prez calls them bed wetters. I have tons of confidence in the team that got Barack Hussein Obama elected 44th Pres of the U.S.

      • 120 ChristiMTL
        May 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

        I didn’t watch it….someone asked the question earlier……I really don’t care…..Republicans are not like Democrats….they always stay on message, always….it’s easy because they only use Frank Luntz soundbites ”job creator” ”job killing” ”out of control spending”, etc…it’s not difficult to stay on message that way.

        …..it just to show how the Republicans will take any opportunity to use what Democrats say in interviews to their advantage.

        It’s never the other way around.

        Nobody is going after Deval Patrick as far as I know…..and it’s fine. Bain is not under attack, it’s not what the President is questioning,…… ……it’s the Job Creator claim and why being an executive at Bain qualify him for the job

  41. 121 jackiegrumbacher
    May 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Please everybody. Remember we were all going to call the DOB Voting Rights Division today at (202) 307-2767. I called and was very polite, just expressed my deep concerns and frustration with the voter suppression in PA and now in FL. The woman on the phone was very nice and said the DOJ was on it. It’s definitely worth piling on the calls.

    • 122 desertflower
      May 31, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you, Jackie:) I’m done with my coffee now….and of course that was on my “to do list” this morning…..

    • 123 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      May 31, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you Jackie. I called and spoke with the person answering at the DOJ Voting Rights Division and stated simply that I realized she and her colleagues were totally aware of the concerted effort by Republicans to obstruct and deny voting rights but that that was not want I wanted to discuss. Told her I wanted to share a potential solution. She immediately acknowledged the problem, took my phone number and is going to have a DOJ lawyer in the division call me. If they do, I’ll outline the potential solution and the justifications for deploying it. And report their response to all here at TOD.


  42. 125 Linda
    May 31, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    While several Florida elections supervisors have expressed serious concerns about Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) controversial effort to remove voters it thinks may be non-citizens from the state’s voter rolls, one supervisor has drawn a line in the sand.

    Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher, a former Democratic state representative, told ThinkProgress in an interview that while the state of Florida sent her county 115 names of voters it considered “sure matches” with a list of non-citizens, her office determined the list’s documentation to be “not credible” and has not sent out letters asking for verification of citizens to any of those voters.


  43. 126 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 31, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Regarding enthusiasm ….

    And dispatching paid staffers and other lamesters to disrupt …

    More in my TL …


  44. 132 desertflower
    May 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Chips must be busy working her “real job” because poor Martha is still waiting for her pic this morning…..she wanted the “wet one” 🙂 Anything Ms Chips has to do is fine by me…she always comes through with flying colors! However, I AM looking forward to seeing that here…..

  45. 133 ChristiMTL
    May 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I was trying to find an article I read a few weeks ago about the Romney’s campaign strategy….there’s a word for it, it end with ING but I can’t remember the word……….

    The strategy to follow the President at every event, to have their troup on the ground in the area, to drive in circle…etc…..and now sending hecklers!!

    I didn’t find the article yet but I found it….I didn’t see it last week….

    I had to laugh at the headline

    The Headline: ”Romney Campaign Protests Biden Event With Cory Booker Heads”

    ”Upset with the Obama campaign’s attackson Bain Capital, the three protestors were organized by the Romney campaign and the local Republican party. Under Booker’s face, the signs said “stop Obama’s nauseating attacks.”

    They were 3??? 3 people …..lol…….

    • 134 desertflower
      May 31, 2012 at 12:45 pm


    • 136 ChristiMTL
      May 31, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      *this not it

    • May 31, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      This bodes bad for Robme more than for just the obvious, but for the lack of teabaggin participation. We know all you gotta do is give them a sandwich, any kind of apparel with a flag motif, and a place to park their walkers, then they’re good to go.

    • 139 amk for obama
      May 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      His stupid name was bracketing.

      People, let’s stop freaking out what these numbnutz do. So these paid shills or whackos booed the PC. bfd. Just imagine whose cause they are helping by all their stupid antics ? Not definitely mittbot’s.

      Let’s keep the eye on the ball and start spreading the positive and true messages about this prez’s achievments, debunk the disgusting lies from turdblossom and mittbot, fund raise, GOTV.

    • 140 Obama Grandmama
      May 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      It seems the GOP party is all about disruption since the summer the teabaggers protested ACA at the legislators meetings with constituents. I remember seeing how they shut down the meetings with their antics. I attended a meeting by my Dem Rep to let him see he had prohealthcare advocates too. Not being able to discuss is stiffling free speech. They are supposedly so Constitutionally oriented and still oppose free speech. I think they should be able to protest just not at a distance that stops the event.

  46. 141 Ladyhawke
    May 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm


    Stephanie Cutter ‏@stefcutter

    The front page of the Boston Globe’s website looks like this right now: http://boston.com

  47. May 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Thought this was a weird, semi-intriguing story re. Fl. Atty Gen Pam Bondi. Saw her on CNN during the height of the Trayvon Martin case. She reminded me of a blond Katherine Harris, I would not buy a used car from her. So anyhoo—–she invites all her dearest and dearest BFFs, including Gov. Purge Voters Scott, to a destination wedding —her 3rd—-at the Ritz Carlton in the Caymans—–money to hide?—-and the party goes on but the wedding part never happens. No one seems to know why. She is supposedly next in line to be gov. of that screwed up state.

    • 144 Bill
      May 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      That was a weird story, but she is a Republican from Florida. She appeared on “Scarborough Country” numerous times. Any friend of Morning Joe’s is questionable.

  48. 145 Ladyhawke
    May 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Axe is on a roll…..

    Zeke Miller ‏@ZekeJMiller


    Axelrod on “hecklers”: I’m glad mitt Romney is finally creating jobs in Mass


  49. 154 Ladyhawke
    May 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm



    Erasing all your state records as governor > Heckling people who try to make your record public


  50. 155 Ladyhawke
    May 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm



    After years of lying about the Stimulus, the GOP is appalled that anyone is telling the truth about Romney’s huge fails in Massachusetts.


    Mitt Romney’s Ads: Still Wrong on the Stimulus


  51. 156 amk for obama
    May 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm

  52. 162 Linda
    May 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Speaker John Boehner doesn’t mince words.

    “Let’s call bulls— bulls—,” he told House Republicans in a closed meeting this morning. “This election is about jobs, jobs, jobs.”

    Gee, what’s his House voting on today?

    Postponed Suspension (1 Bill)
    H.R. 3541– Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012, as amended (Rep. Franks – Judiciary)

    What’s that? An anti-abortion bill of course, to ban a non-existent practice of women aborting fetuses just because they’ll turn into girl babies or black babies.

    Boehner’s got a really strange idea of what “jobs” means.

  53. 163 amk for obama
    May 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  54. 164 amk for obama
    May 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm


  55. May 31, 2012 at 1:07 pm

  56. May 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    CNN has opened a livestream for the PBO event:


    Waiting for White House feed:


  57. 168 Linda
    May 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Walker goons.

    We were packing up after another Overpass Light Brigade bridge party, and were standing around chatting in the chilly evening air. Some folks had already left the West Allis neighborhood where we park to be near a favorite overpass on I-894. I was putting the LED signs into the back of the Subaru, making sure that everything was tucked away for the ride home to Wauwatosa. Joe and I had been discussing where to meet next, since we plan to go out every night until the recall election, now only five days away. One of our overpass friends came over with an odd look on her face. I could tell that something was wrong. Somebody broke the window out of one of our cars.


  58. 169 yardarm756
    May 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm

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